Samsung rolling out Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for the Galaxy S6 in France, Malaysia, the UAE & Vietnam

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If you own a Galaxy S6 and live in France, Malaysia, the UAE or Vietnam, you may want to listen up as Samsung has just started pushing out the long-awaited Android 5.0.2 update. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a truckload of bug fixes and stability improvements.

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HTC One M7 from Verizon getting Android 5.0 today

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The HTC One M7 smartphone from Verizon is receiving the Android 5.0 update starting today. The carrier made this official a few days ago, so its arrival today should barely surprise the customers. Verizon has been kind enough to offer a full changelog as well, so we know everything that’s new with the update for a device that is transitioning from Android 4.4. Read more

Samsung will soon be deploying micro-updates to fix buggy Lollipop updates

Android-5.0-LollipopSamsung has updated a handful of its devices to Lollipop, but those updates haven’t been without bugs. Fortunately, the company hears all the complains, and they’ll supposedly be working on some smaller updates to get everything sorted out for “various devices,” at least according to the Samsung Mobile UK Twitter account.

There’s no word on how long it’ll take Samsung to get these updates out to devices, and if they’ll be rolled out to devices outside of the UK, but let’s hope for the best. Read more

Motorola to start testing Lollipop on the 1st Gen Moto X

Moto_X_Back_TALollipop on the 1st generation Moto X has been a bit of a sore spot for Motorola, and the device is still sitting on Android 4.4. Motorola has committed to upgrading the device straight to Android 5.1 and skip 5.0 completely, but even that has taken longer than usual due to supposed issues with the processor in the device.

Motorola’s David Schuster has taken to Google Plus to try to reassure users that the update is still on the way. It’s not quite ready to start rolling out to devices, but Motorola is going to begin testing the update on devices in the US and Latin America. If this soak test goes well, the company hopes to begin a full rollout in the next few weeks. Fingers crossed. Read more

Android 5.1.1 OTA update and factory image now available to download and flash for the Nexus 9 Wi-Fi

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Google has finally pushed the Android 5.1.1 update to Nexus 9 Wi-Fi devices. The factory image was already posted and now we have the link to the official over-the-air update as well.

Flashing the OTA is probably your easiest method since you don’t have to lose your data. However, you need to make sure you are on Android 5.0.2 (version LRX22L) before you can do it. Android 5.0.2 was already pushed about a week or so ago, so if you won’t have it, you will need to flash that OTA update first. You can also opt for flashing the factory image, but you will lose your data if your Nexus 9 doesn’t have an unlocked bootloader.

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